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Learn the New WordPress Editor | Meet Gutenberg

Have Fun with the New Gutenberg Editor {Part 1}

There’s a new Editor coming in WordPress! Have you heard about it yet? Gutenberg will be moving in with the next major update in WordPress, both for the free dot com sites and for the self-hosted dot org sites. Get ready to have fun with the new features that you can use in the Gutenberg Editor! Spread out across our friendship table is this post that is catering to WordPress dot com bloggers. For those who use a self-hosted site, what I share here should be the same but I’m not 100% sure. My research indicates it is but I have no experience with that as proof. So, follow along and if it works for you as I describe here, please let me know!

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Hone Your Observation Skills in the Book of Jude {Part 1}

Are you waiting with anticipation to start a new study? I would love to show you how we study the Bible in our study group. So if you’re considering exploring the Inductive Bible Study Method, then the Epistle of Jude is an excellent book, to begin with. It is only 25 verses, short and sweet but packed so powerfully with the truth about Standing in Battle Against False Teachers. We’ll work through this together so you won’t be struggling with how to hone your observation skills in the Book of Jude.

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Why We No Longer Celebrate Halloween

I gotta tell ya, we no longer celebrate Halloween. We used to, back when we thought it was a harmless activity, a fun thing for the kids, but not any longer. This is a divisive topic, I know, even among believers. We are not experts on this subject but we do know one thing: the Bible. And so, my sister, let me tell you our story of the decision we made. We are not pushing our beliefs on anyone but simply telling you why we no longer celebrate a day that is intended for evil.

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October is Pastor Appreciation Month

Oh my! It’s that time of year again when many of us remember at the last minute that it is Pastor Appreciation Month. That means it is October. For us Canadians, it is also Thanksgiving. I love October with the leaves changing colour, the spectacular scenery in neighbourhood gardens and yards and the back mountain roads too. It’s a great time to express thanksgiving for everything we have including our church leadership.

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6 Bible Study Methods to Enhance Your Bible Understanding

I’m so glad you can join me today at the table. Can we talk about different ways to study the Bible? It doesn’t always have to be one way, you know. You can choose one method for one topic or book before trying a different method, or, settle in with one method until you’re comfortable enough to move on. There are 6 Bible Study methods that will enhance your Bible understanding and knowledge. All of these methods will help you grow in faith and understanding.

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Matthew 6:19-21 | Treasures | Inductive Study | What are the Treasures of Heaven?

What are the Treasures in Heaven that Jesus Mentioned?

Come, let’s sit together at the table as we talk about treasures. There are many kinds of treasures, such as a treasured collection of seashells, or, a collection of Royal Albert chinaware. Some of us have treasures with less financial value but full of sentimental value like ticket stubs from the first amusement park we ever went to with that special boy. We can think of other kinds of treasures that we value but have you ever wondered what the treasures in heaven are that Jesus mentioned in Matthew 6:19-21?

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3 Elements of the Inductive Study Method

Do you desire to dig deep in the Word of God but not quite sure how? Have you heard of the Inductive Bible Study Method (IBSM)? I have been using this method for over ten years now and absolutely love it!  This post will teach you the three elements involved with inductive study. You, too, can study deep using the Inductive Study Method! Before we read the details, do you have your coffee in hand? You won’t need your Bible at this point…

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Expecting Hate but Received Love: Marital Abuse

My heart was breaking as the tears flowed freely. I found it hard to believe that I was in this place, the place I never wanted to be in. I cried out to God with a single question, “God, do you still love me?” Really, I expected that He would hate me for what I had done, but instead, He showed me love, genuine, agape love. I can still see that moment as I was finally free from the abuse.

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